Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Disappeared but I'm Still Here

A big part of my absence from the blog this week...and really, I've been offline more than on all this stupid headache.

Tuesday afternoon, I laid down with Josh to nurse him to sleep for his nap. I was nearly asleep when I felt what I can only describe as a small marble-sized bubble popped in my brain. I thought, "That was weird," and turned over and went to sleep. I woke up an hour and a half later with a moderate headache. Over the next few hours it got worse until I begged out of reading to the kids and just went to bed.

Wednesday, I woke up and found that I still had a headache. It was moderately painful but no where near the worst headache I ever had. I'll never forget THAT one! I went to the chiropractor to see if he could take care of it. It apparently wasn't that kind of headache as the adjustment pretty much did nothing.

Today, I woke up and the headache was mostly gone but not entirely. It kept going back and forth from barely there to moderate back to barely there. Certain things, like carrying my toddler upstairs, made it suddenly worse.

I called my doctor's office (as requested by some friends) and told them what was going on. The receptionist consulted the nurse. She came back and told me that they didn't have any openings today but could see me tomorrow. She told me that she had talked to the nurse who thought it would be fine to wait but if it got severe to go to ER. Well, it never got severe. In fact, it's back to barely there. I can only feel it because I'm thinking about it and noticing on purpose.

Wonder what tomorrow will bring. Will I have the headache again? Will the doctor actually be able to do anything or even tell me anything worth the visit?

Heachaches aren't new to me. I used to get classic migraines (without the aura) on a daily basis. I continued my day despite them. Now I get a different, weird type of migraine...the aura but only a moderate headache that is gone by the next day. I also get frequent headaches that are related to my neck being out of alignment. Despite that, this one was bad enough to limit my activities...thus, no blogging.

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The Four Week Vegan said...

Well, I for one am glad you called the doc. Let us know how it goes.